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Redshirt freshman QBs could make huge impact in SEC

This could turn into a big year for redshirt freshman quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference.

It all depends on how a few preseason competitions turn out. Florida, Tennessee and Texas A&M all have redshirt freshman quarterbacks bidding for starting spots. None of the three schools has named a starter.

Texas A&M's Nick Starkel has emerged as the likely front-runner in a race that also includes Oklahoma State transfer Jake Hubenak and true freshman Kellen Mond.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 10
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Clemson (60)14-11,5003
2Alabama14-11,4401
3USC10-31,2929
4Washington12-21,2774
5Oklahoma11-21,2527
6Ohio State11-21,2402
7Penn State11-31,1305
8Florida State10-31,10510
9Wisconsin11-31,0328
10Michigan10-31,0016
11Oklahoma State10-392013
12Stanford10-373016
13LSU8-465119
14Florida9-464020
15Western Michigan13-161912
16Virginia Tech10-461018
17Colorado10-458511
18West Virginia10-336814
19South Florida11-235825
20Miami (FL)9-4338-
21Louisville9-427715
22Tennessee9-4253-
23Utah9-4222-
24Auburn8-520617
25San Diego State11-3113-

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Swinney says Bryant likely to open as Clemson quarterback

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says junior Kelly Bryant will likely start at quarterback in the national champion's season opener against Kent State on Sept. 2.

Bryant has competed with freshmen Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson for the starting spot held by All-American Deshaun Watson the past three seasons.